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    December 6, 2012
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new jersey governor chris kristy goes to washington. >> the money he wants to help recover from super storm sandy. >> hi, everybody. i'm mary bull bal bubala. -- bubala. >> i'm kai jackson. here's what people are talking about. >> super storm sandy hit new jersey heights residents hard, but its residents are still slowly picking up the pieces. the state's governor paid a visit to president obama today, asking for money to help rebuild. >> reporter: the deans are packing what they can salvage from their new jersey home. >> 20 years of collectible cinderella stuff that my husband -- sorry. my husband started collecting it for me, ever since we started dating. >> reporter: everything else is lost. their seaside heights community took a direct hit from the storm, which destroyed 80% of the town.
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police chief thomas boyd said, with federal help, the town will rebuild. >> seaside heights is never leaving. we're going to rebuild and we're staying. >> reporter: governor chris christie worked closely with the president. now he's going to washington to ask directly for help. >> with damage like this, stretching for miles, governor chris christie said, new jersey will need $37 billion to repair the damage. >> reporter: after meeting at the white house, christie met with members of congress to tell them what new jersey needs. new york's governor did the same earlier this week. they said the president is committed to helping. >> he knows that our work is not done any more than the work in the states is done. >> reporter: president obama is expected to ask congress for about $50 billion in storm relief. new york, new jersey and connecticut say they need $83 billion. the deans say they would be grateful for a straight answer. >> what should the federal government do? >> cut through the red tape. and get people in line with
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what they're doing. with congress in the midst of intense budget talks, communities like this know, they may have to fight for every dollar. randall pinkston, wjz eyewitness news. >> and for now, seaside heights residents can only visit during daylight. but the mayor hopes they can start moving back by the end of january. howard county police charge an aide with inappropriately touching three girls. the alleged assaults occur between 2009 and 2010 at columbia. clarence mills is facing three counts of sexual abuse of a minor. the girls, now ages 15 and 16, say the assaults occurred while they were overnight students at the school. taylor is now suspended from his job. new information today on the shooting inside a baltimore county hospital emergency room. defees is in the newsroom -- denise is in the newsroom with more. >> reporter: they say 30-year- old brian dargon is going to be
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charged with attempted murder. a nurse noticed he had a syringe in his clothes. the officer guarding him tried to get it away. and the two struggled. and the officer's gun discharged, hitting the emergency room wall. now, that officer used pepper spray to try to get dargon back into custody but was only able to do so when backup officers arrived. dargon was in custody for a burglary charge at the time of this incidence. kai? >> the officer's leg was grazed when her weapon went off. she did not need medical treatment. >> well, 1,000 guns. baltimore police have removed that significant number from city streets. investigator mike hellgren breaks down the statistics and what it all means. >> reporter: there has been a barrage of stories about gun violence in this city, involving gangs and drugs and the number of murders this year has already surpassed that of last year. so the mayor and the commissioner really wanted to make note of this gun arrest. >> reporter: this is the 1,000th gun police took off of
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baltimore city streets this year. they got it in park heights after a man broke into a home with children inside and stashed it behind his sofa. it was significant to city leaders, who held a press conference here on manchester street a few hours later. the commissioner credited a new foot patrol program, which had more than 400 walking the beat last night. >> the horrific moment when someone broke into the house and violated the home. >> the commissioners did notice a recent slight spike in violent crimes. including the number of greenmount avenue corridor, which has quieted in recent days. >> it's a milestone. but i still say that there's still too many guns in baltimore city. >> this is not a celebration. this is a call for further action. we are, again, relentless in our pursuit to make sure that every neighborhood in our city is a safer neighborhood. and that baltimore becomes one of the safest big cities in the country. >> reporter: underscoring the
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battle police face, less than 12 hours later, police responded to four more shootings. city wide. >> the victims in those shootings from edmondson village, to druid heights, were young, 22, 23, 24 years old. police say they will be continuing those foot patrols. officers will be out across the city tonight. mike hellgren, wjz eyewitness news. >> and police arrested 19-year- old quincy holmes in that gun arrest in park heights. they say he assaulted the homeowner when she tried to get him to leave. the baltimore county fire department is investigating a fire that killed a man on sweet arrow road. flames broke out in the 5600 block, just after midnight last night. 62-year-old william spencer of jacksonville died at the scene. there were no hydrants in the area. so extra crews were called to help shuttle water from a nearby source. two firefighters suffered minor
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injuries. prince william's wife kate treated her for acute morning sickness. monica villamizar reported from london. >> reporter: the duchess of cambridge smiled, as she made her first public appearance since the royal family announced she is pregnant. she and her husband, prince william, left the london hospital, where kate spent three nights for severe morning sickness. if the duchess was still feeling symptoms, she didn't show it. she told the press she was doing much better. kate was bundled up to guard geapsz the cold and -- against the cold and to protect the royal bundle of joy. >> it's good. everyone here is excited. >> reporter: the duchess has canceled all of her public events for the weekend. >> we're really excited about it. definitely seeing the future king or queenful. >> reporter: prince charles, the soon to be grandfather said he is thrilled will and kate
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are having a baby. >> pretty nice thought of being a grandfather in my old age. so that's splendid. and i'm grateful my daughter-in- law is getting better. thank goodness. >> reporter: medical experts say kate's condition, which causes vomiting and dehydration, sometimes lasts the entire pregnancy. the duchess has at least six months to go before the royal baby is born. in london, monica villamizar, wjz eyewitness news. >> and prince william is likely to get time off from his royal air force job to care for kate. but he will have to return to work at some point. cooler temperatures have returned to our area. the sun has been out all day. but don't let it fool you. air is brisk. wjz has weather and traffic together. bob is here with the numbers from first warning weather. hi, bob. compared to monday and tuesday, right now, we're about 30 degree colder than we were earlier this week. it's only around 40 now. 34 in oakland. 44 in d.c., dew points come up a little bit, 25 degrees.
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41 in ocean city. now, tomorrow, we'll have an area of low pressure, passing to our west. it will bring us clouds. looks like we'll probably see a little rain. but milder temps coming our way for tomorrow. back up over 50 and in the 50s, maybe even 60 again this weekend. but with the risk of some showers again in the forecast. mary? >> oh, the rush hour is just starting to take shape. here's kristy breslin at wjz traffic control. hi, kristy. >> hi, mary. hi, everyone. definitely on the beltway, we're going to take a live look now. as you can see, along york road. we have slowing there. it begins at the jfx and goes over to harford road. west side inner loop, heavy traffic there, 95 to security boulevard. and if we are traveling northbound 95, we'll take a look at our graphics here. a couple of slow spots there. the first one on northbound 95, it's 895, over to the beltway on that northeast corner. then again from 32 over to route 100. as far as accidents go, in havre de grace, we have some
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fire activity that has revolution street shut down between young street and concorde. also, an accident at veil road. and if you are attending the lighting ceremony for the washington monument, a lot of street/s that-- street closures that you're going to need to watch for this afternoon. north charles on the east side, from center street to madison. east mount charles from north charles to st. paul. and also on the north side of center street, over to calvert street. this traffic report is brought to you by h.h. greg. they have the latest technologying lowest prices, smartest associates. they're the fastest-growing electronics and appliance retailer in america. you can visit their website at hh greg.com. back over to you. >> thank you, kristy. and assly mentioned -- as she mentioned, roads are closed in mount vernon. sure sign christmas is around the corner. jessica kartalija is among revelers in the annual baltimore tradition. >> hello, kai.
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they are just starting to show up as are all the vendors. they're making it an entire town celebration throughout mount vernon. many of the stores are open late. we have sophie's kaz bar. james joyce is coming up from downtown. several restaurants in this area providing food so people grab a bite to eat, watch the fireworks, watch the light illumination and walk around and do a little shopping. here's what crews are doing to get prepared for this evening. >> reporter: the unofficial start to the holiday gets under way in just a few hours. >> 41 days, we have been doing the lighting. it started out as a simple galgtdering. -- gathering. and it's grown into this fireworks and extravaganza. >> reporter: crews start out with 500 people. >> full-color lasers. you'll see laser beams all over your head. and beautiful colors tonight. >> the monument is covered with
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16,000 l.e.d. lights. >> got a little chilly in time to see a holiday am i definitely bundle up once the sun goes down. but it's going to be great. >> reporter: and it is a little chilly out here. so as mike was saying, definitely bundle up if you can. you're looking live at the monument, which was covered in the 16,000 l.e.d. lights. big question, will those lights be covered in bright white? or will they be illuminated in several different colors? i was trying to think back to last year. so at this point, it's anyone's guess. we'll have to see in just a little bit, when they are all illuminated in grand splendor. guys, i'll check back with you in just a little bit. we'll talk a little about the weather out here. that's coming up. >> like you, last year, i was out there, too. i don't remember what they looked like. isn't that bad? >> i kept thinking, when you're driving down 83, what color are they? we're just going to have to wait and see. >> they are pretty. jess, thank you. one of the baltimore
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ravens, by the way, is coming out, to get the festivities started. we'll have live complete coverage live at 5:00 and 6:00. and still ahead eyewitness news at 4:00, missed it by that much. see a drunk driver, nearly crash into a police cruiser. but that is just part of the story. several developments today in the deadly aurora, colorado massacre. there's newly released evidence and the reopening date for the theater. a local community project gets some big bucks from johns hopkins. i'm christy ileto. i'll explain why residents living around the campus aren't the only ones who will benefit. it is cooler outside than it has been. but warmer temperatures may return this weekend. more and bob's updated first warning weather forecast.
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it's suddeny -- sunny and 40 degrees in central maryland. the complete first warning weather forecast is coming up. an acute drunk driver, caught on tape. watch as this pickup truck traveling the wrong side of the road, heads straight for the squad car, barely misses it. according to court records, an officer was standing outside the vehicle at the time. reports show the driver had a combination of medication and controlled substances in her system. she's now facing dwi charges am. in washington state, an officer's quick thinking saves the life of a high school student. school surveillance cameras capture the moment 16-year-old xavier hunter collapses in the hallway. minutes later, officers grab an external fibrillator from his car and shocks the teen back to life. doctors say xavier suffers from a rare condition, causing his heart to beat too fast. xavier is now back at school and is doing well. >> a local project got an
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infusion of jumps from hopkins university today. christie ileto has more on those living around the homewood campus. >> reporter: $10 million. that's how much money johns hopkins university is giving to the homewood area project, money that will directly revamp 10 neighborhoods in the surrounding area, including right here in charles village. >> johns hopkins is committing $10 million. >> that's what johns hopkins just announced, and members of the homewood community partnership initiative and nearby neighborhoods will soon decide which community projects get a piece of the $10 million pie. >> people are excited about the possibility. >> reporter: possibilities to eliminate dilapidated properties and bring small businesses to the area that in turn create jobs. but the money will be more than just a facelift for those neighborhoods. >> the neighborhoods will become safer when there are more opportunities for young people, it becomes safer when we have the vacants no longer
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just boarded up, where residents become homeowners. where small businesses begin to grow. the commerce starts to take place. that will make the neighborhood safer. >> reporter: student residents agree. >> i like it a lot. it's a little dangerous. and i know a lot of students feel uncomfortable. but i think if we can just make the neighborhood a little more safe, it will be really nice. [ applause ] >> reporter: a project that city leaders say will ultimately improve all city neighborhoods. >> we don't rise and fall apart. we rise and fall together. so this corridor. this swath of neighborhood is going to help the entire city to grow. >> reporter: but starts first in north baltimore. the university has also given $2.5 million toward the city project to rebuild a portion of north charles street. in north baltimore, christy ileto, wjz eyewitness news. >> and the university hopes to get more funding from other institutions interested in the area around the homewood area.
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a decent day on wall street. [ stock bells ringing ] all markets finish in positive territory. the dow was up 40. s&p up 5. nasdaq up 16. let's go to new york, where alexis christoforous has tonight's cbs money watch update. >> stocks barely budged higher before friday's monthly jobs report. new figures show the number of people applying for unemployment fell to 323,000. suggesting companies are doing some modest hiring. a gnaw survey -- new survey found foreclosed homes accounted for 19% of all home sales this summer. buyers paid 32% less for a home in foreclosure. republicans say more needs to be done to shore up the finances. a recent audit shows the agency faces more than $16 billion in losses and may require a
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taxpayer bailout. the fha has sustained big losses from defaults on home mortgages. apple's ceo says the company will produce one of its existing lines of mac computers in the u.s. next year. the company will spend $100 million to ship from china. apple began making the computer in the u.s. but began outsourcing in the mid'90s. and parent company with t- mobile reached a new deal with apple. t-mobile had been the lone holdout among the four national retailers in the u.s. in new york, i'm alexis christoforous. a wisconsin teen is crashing in on an ugly holiday tradition. christmas sweaters. 18-year-old jack mccarthy collects ugly sweaters in his
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basement and sells them on his website. the sweaters that he fetes from flea markets, yard will sales, and thrift stores sell for about $20 to $40. he ships about 40 out a day. that's a great idea. and it works. >> i know. i wish i had it. not the sweater, the idea. >> are the sweaters now replace the fruitcake? >> maybe. as holiday gift to have. still ahead on eyewitness news at 4:00. a judge in the deadly meningitis outbreak case, makes an unusual ruling. the suspect in the fatal subway attack is being held without bail. hear from the family of the victims on how they're coping. the weekend is in sight. bob says there is a warmup on the way. wjz 13 is always on. for the top stories on wjz.com, for instant updates and first warning weather all the tyke, click -- time, click wjz.com.
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welcome back, everyone. it was the calm before the storm in the monument lighting here in mount vernon. if you're coming down, it is a little chilly. don't be like me, and bring a
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scarf, and remember your gloves when you come out. >> it will be chilly. as soon as the sun goes down, it's going to drop back into the 30s quickly. it will be dry. and no wind either. take a look at temps right now. only 40. light east wind. barometer holding steady. and humidity coming up at 54%. right now, we have a few high clouds. overnight tonight, the clouds will be building. we do expect to see milder temps, but light rain developing in the region tomorrow. 44 in d.c. 41 in ocean city. everybody right now, right around the low to mid-40s. didn't get very warm today. but it was -- at least it was dry and sunny. 42, westminster. and kent island now, and annapolis at 41. bel air at 39. light winds, really not a major factor. oakland has a little southeast air at 13 miles per hour. there is a front to the west of us, light shower activity near
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chicago. a little rain-snow mixture. this front will move toward our region. pick up a little moisture. ahead of it, warmer air coming in. so for a few hours tonight, temperatures back down around the freezing mark. then during the day tomorrow, southerly winds, we're going to warm up. cancs of a little rain -- chances of a little rain are early in the morning. to our north. maybe called up for an hour or two of light, freezing drizzle. and maybe in some of the western maryland valleys, it could be enough cool air, just in the lower elevations for a little light, freezing rain. that's something to watch out for. here, east of the mountains, don't expect that. we expect milder temps with more clouds. now, to the west of us, really no super cold air as you see. temperatures there in the 40s. really nothing super cold, until you get up to canada. and that's where the cold air is. cool tonight, then here comes the warm air with the clouds. another front approaching us. scattered shower activity possible through the weekend.
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saturday again. ask probably sunday and monday, a chance. south wind the, 5 to 10 knots. today, increasing clouds, low around thon to about 36 in the city. -- 31 to about 36 in the city. a little rain showers in the afternoon. and a chance of a little rain. we're not talking about a lot of stuff, in the evening hours on your friday. so we'll warm up, but with that, we bring clouds and shower activity. >> we're still on that roller coaster, bob. don't miss tonight's cbs primetime lineup. it's another episode of the new hit show, elementary. then stay tuned for eyewitness news at 11:00. don't forget, you can see the battle of the beltway, redskins and ravens live at 1:00, here on wjz 13. then be sure to stay tuned for the special post game coverage. marty bass, wally williams. stan and i will bring you the reaction and a lot of football talk right after the game. lots more ahead on wjz at 4:30. see the celebrations as soon as
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pot becomes legal in washington state. breaking details from iowa in the case of two missing cousins. eyewitness news at 4:00 continues with denise and vic after this.
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it's 4:30. 40 degrees degrees and mostly clear. thanks for staying with eyewitness news. i'm vic carter. >> here's what people are talking about. >> a short time ago, a mother of a missing little girl confirms, two bodies are found that are her caught and her niece. the little girls disappeared five months ago. we have more on the vigils for the girls. >> reporter: by the light of the lake and some candlelight, dozens appeared where the girls were last seen. >> i was shaking, standing in my doorway, waiting for the press conference it start. and it took so long. and when they said what they
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said, i shook and cried and left the tv. >> i was driving when i found out. my son called me. and i had to pull over. i couldn't take it. i just can't imagine what the families are going through with if i'm feeling this bad. >> the same strangers who held vigils five months ago are trying to find answers upon. >> we have to figure out ways to stop these people. it's sad. i don't know what kind of person does this. >> reporter: in an instant, they turned from finding the girls to finding justice. >> the reward is still there. and just say something anonymously. $150,000 is a lot of money. and it can do a lot of things for you. so just say something. and we have to stop this. it can't happen again. >> reporter: police haven't named any suspects and long believed the girls were still alive. it made today's discovery especially surprising and devastating.
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>> i thought that it would be a christmas miracle and they would be fine. >> just broken? a lot of people are. probably the best way. >> christie ileto, wjz eyewitness news. >> so far, police have no suspects or motive. the university of colorado releases nearly 4,000 e-mails, sent or received by the man charged in the colorado movie massacre, james holmes. kai has more on what those reveal. >> reporter: the university of colorado denver released the materials. they reveal a psychiatrist decided not to hold a former neuroscience grad student for mental evaluation, even after he told her six weeks before the shooting that he fantasize about killing a lot of people. has relationship is also mentioned in the e-mails. holmes is charged with killing 50 people ask wounding 58. >> the aurora movie theater
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which was shut down, will reopen next month. family, friends and teammate attend a private memorial service for kansas city chiefs linebacker, jovan belcher. the number of people paying their respects stretched out the door. the media was not allowed inside. belcher killed himself and his girlfriend, cassandra perkins over the weekend. a memorial is being held for perkins as well. the victim shared a daughter. a judge is granting a request for a thorough inspection for a pharmacy tied to the outbreak. the plaintiff contended that they contracted the -- contracted the illness. the cdc says the outbreak is wiping. winds of change are blowing
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through washington state. and they may smell a little funny. a new law is now in effect, allowing adults to possess marijuana for nonmedical use. >> three, two, one. >> reporter: at the stroke of marijuana, there were cheers in seattle, as marijuana officially became legal in washington state. an impromptu celebration was held, appropriately enough at the space needle, a seattle high point. >> ever think you'd see this day? >> certainly not. >> kind of glad it's here now. >> reporter: the air was filled with the scent of victory. for those who campaigned for this night. although that itself is stretching the new law. it is not legal to use marijuana in public, just like alcohol. and while it is now legal for those 21 and over to buy marijuana, it is not yet legal to sell it. the state still has to write rules for licensing marijuana retailers. >> this is the beginning. >> reporter: washington voters passed the law, partly because
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of the efforts of one well- traveled resident of the state. >> hi, i'm rick steves. >> reporter: rick steves, who for 20 years has hosted his popular public television show, was among those prominent campaigning for legal marijuana. >> i spent a third of my adult life in europe, hanging out with people who think it's whacky to be locking up people for smoking pot. >> reporter: seattle's attorney also pushed for the law. >> all we've done by prohibition is to will fill -- to fill our jails and make drug dealers quite rich. >> reporter: he said legal marijuana, even with high taxes, will be cheaper than illegal marijuana. >> you want to put the drug dealers out of business? >> absolutely. >> now that marijuana is legal in washington, the state is going to start collecting taxes on it. the state hopes to collect some $500 million. marijuana continues to be
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illegal under federal law. feeling the impact if the country goes over the cliff. republicans are sticking to their position that tax cuts should be extended for all americans. danielle nottingham reports for wjz from washington. lawmakers are getting an earful about why they need to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. >> you have to nail this down. uncertainty is killing us. >> reporter: top economists talked about the impact of tax increases and government spending cuts on the middle class. >> a couple thousand dollars, means a couple months rent for this family. >> reporter: the white house has made clear the country could go over the cliff, if republicans refused to raise taxes on the top 2% of american earners. >> for them to be burdened, unnecessarily, because democrats and republicans aren't coming together to solve this problem, gives you a sense of the costs involved in very personal terms. >> reporter: republican leaders say they will close loopholes
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loopholes and eliminate tax breaks to raise money. but insist that bush-era tax cuts must be extended for all americans. >> reporter: the standoff and the country's skyrocketing debt, concerns ryan shenecki. so much so that he's the guy in the suit, dancing gangnam style with former senator allen simpson. >> i'm keeping up on this baby. >> reporter: his group, the cankicksback is working with young people to try to solve the debt crisis. >> we're using humor to hook them in and get them to learn about this issue and how it affects their lives. >> reporter: the grassroots campaign wants to sign up more than 2 million people to put pressure on both sides. in washington, daj noting -- danielle nottingham, wjz eyewitness news. >> they said a fiscal cliff compromise must include new revenue and spending cuts. he calls it stupidity for the
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republicans to speculate which party has more to lose if they don't reach a deal. let's take a live look outside. look at that sunset. sunny, wubrisk. -- but brisk. bob is here with updated numbers. >> you bet. beautiful shot. sun is going down about 5 minutes from now. say goodbye. it will take a while. take a look at temps. just a few high clouds at 40 degrees. 44 in d.c. remember, monday and tuesday, we got up to 70. 34 now in oakland. 41, ocean city. tomorrow, we'll have an area of low pressure passing to our west. it will bring us clouds and maybe a little rain in the afternoon. to our north, it will be just maybe cold enough early in the day. could be a little bit of light, freezing drizzle up across portions of central or northern pennsylvania. so we'll be warming up, above 50 degrees again tomorrow. and milder for the weekend. denise? >> okay, bob. thank you let's check on the roads with kristy breslin.
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>> still very busy there on the beltway, especially the top side inner loop. if you're traveling on that direction, you're going to see significant delays from stevenson road to harford road. west side inner loop, that's backing down to security boulevard. and northbound 95, that delay is really stretched out. it's now from 395 past whitemarsh boulevard. traveling 70 westbound, minor delay from 29 to marriottsville road. as far as accidents go, northbound 95, at 198. also being northern parkway at park heights avenue. falls way at east monument and frankfurt at bel air road. let's take a live look. you can see, very heavy west of york road. we're almost stopped at this point. this traffic report is brought to you locally by papa john's. enter for your chance to win a free pizza in the papa john's giveaway. >> thank you. we're getting spectacular new pictures of nasa today of the planet earth. these nighttime views are called the black marble.
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they're made up of composite data. nasa says the satellite is so sensitive, it can detect light from just a single ship at sea. >> wow. >> that's pretty incredible. >> really incredible. and i can see why they call it marble. looks like extraordinary marble, doesn't it? >> looks like what my mother used to trip over all the time. >> straight ahead on wjz eyewitness news at 4:00. shocking scene. the ground collapses in turkey, injuring at least one person. police rush in to arrest a suspect and his family blocks the way. and we are back to normal mid-december temperatures. and it may warm up just in time for the weekend. bob is updating your first warning forecast.
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a pedestrian bridge collapses and is caught on tape. security cameras show the moment the bridge gives way. authorities say heavy, wet snow
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weighed down the bridge. one person received minor injuries and was treated at a nearby hospital. authorities are investigating the cause of the collapse. chaos outside a home in new york as police try to arrest a suspect wanted for attempted murder. as tony aiello reports, a tense, day-long standoff, ended when the suspect's family tried to help him escape. [ a lot of explosion ] >> reporter: suspect gasford bigs lenhard jumped out a window and out of the front of the house, in which he had been holed up for 10 hours. as police rushed to take him down, family members ran to his aid, creating a chaotic and tense situation. >> back up. back up. >> everyone inside with limehard got out safely, including his 10-year-old niece, seen here with limehard's mother. >> he knew if he could get to us, we were going to make sure
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he wasn't hurt. >> and that happened? >> and that happened. that's why the family rushed the way they did. mark 7 is not going to happen again. not going to happen again. >> of the lamarch, his brother michael was shot and killed by police, after rushing at two officers with a knife. tensions between the police and the community were high. but a lawyer representing the lemhards had praise for how police handled today's standoff. >> and we have this exercise of police restraint. and excellent leadership by the police chief, in trying to get the situation resolved peacefully. >> the suspect is being held on $1 million bail. three weeks after a veterans day tragedy in texas. now, we're learning more about what happened. and mary is in the newsroom with the preliminary report from the national transportation safety board. >> four veterans were killed. more than a dozen other people injured when a train struck a float in a holiday parade in midland, texas. the train was moving more than 60 miles per hour, when it rammed the trailer, carrying veterans and their families.
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it took the conductor almost a mile to stop the train. five people on the float were seriously injured, including a sheriff's deputy, whose cruiser was struck by the float, after it was hit by the train. the ntsb doesn't have the authority to make changes involving railroad crossings. but he can use that information from this investigation to recommend how to prevent accidents like this in the future. denise? >> all right. thank you, mary. it could take the ntsb up to 18 months to fully investigate the accident and issue a final report. a suspect is arrested and charged with murder in the death of a new york city subway rider. he's accused of pushing the man in front of the train. now, that victim's family is speaking publicly about the tragedy. >> i just really wish i had one last chance to tell my dad how much i loved him. >> reporter: a daughter tells of her family's agonizing loss. >> we are suffering in sorrow. but we have to support -- the support of family, friends and church to help at this time. >> reporter: key sukwan was
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pushed to his death. and tonight, family and friends were united in tragedy, at his wake in queens. even people who didn't know hahn came to paid respects. >> we have to watch each other, help each other. also, it could happen any time, any place. >> reporter: friends say before he was killed, hahn was going through tough times. >> due to the economy, mr. hahn was in search of a new business opportunity, to provide for his family when he was met with this horrific tragedy. >> reporter: prosecutors charged 33-year-old nayim davis with his murder. but police sources claim -- say davis claims it was hahn who pushed him first and he shoved hahn to get away him. >> leave me alone. >> reporter: a cell phone video shows the suspect on the right arguing with hahn. davis says he didn't mean to kill him and didn't know the train was coming. >> reporter: in the meantime,
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hahn's family looks for strength. >> our family is grieving now. but we want to thank everyone who has reached out to us and offered their help. >> reporter: police say davis was identified by witnesses in lineups. parts of a boat wash up on the shore of hawaii. and now people are wondering if it's debris from the japanese tsunami. state officials say the boat could have floated from japan to hawaii. but they need to document it before contacting the japanese government. so far, three confirmed pieces of tsunami debris have been found in the ocean. japan donated $5 million to the u.s. to handle tsunami debris. anderson cooper suffers temporary blindness, after a reporting assignment on a sunny day in portugal. ly was on a boat for two hours. later that day, he developed a burning sensation in his eye and lost vision for a day. he wanted to warn people about the risk and encouraged everyone to wear sunglasses. a fast food chain is
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breaking into the perfume business. pizza hut in canada has just released pizza-scented perfume. only 110 bottles were made. and were shipped to people who responded on a campaign on facebook. no word when it will be available in the u.s. >> does it smell like pepperoni or sausage? >> you could choose your topping. >> okay. way to get some attention. it's a chilly afternoon. you'll definitely need a jacket. >> bob turk has the yudated forecast coming up next. you know how much grandma wanted to be here for your fist christmas? you see grandma lives waaaay down here and you live way up here. brian, your cousin, he's a little bit older than you he lives here, in chicago. and your aunt lisa lives here in baltimore. uncle earnie? waaay out in hawaii. but don't you worry we will always be together for christmas. [ male announcer ] being together is the best part of the holidays and cheerios is happy to be part of the family.
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you just ate dallas!
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welcome back, everyone. if you're not quite in the high spirits, in about seven minutes, you will be. we're here at the lighting of the monument in mount vernon. and it is chilly out here. but it's just in time for the winter season. i'm going to send it nfl inside to bob turk with the very latest. bob? >> if you're heading out tonight anywhere, it's going to be cold. gloves, hats that will be the order of the day. we're at 40 degrees. back in the 30s. east winds at 8. barometer rising 30.30 inches. right now, 34 in oakland.
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41, cumberland and elkton. and 39 now at the airport, in ocean city. we have a few high clouds moving in. in. the clouds will be on the increase later tonight. and we do expect to see maybe a little rain tomorrow afternoon, but it will be milder than today. probably 8 or 9 degrees warmer. 41 annapolis and kent island. 37 in kent island and rock hall. a light wind around the region. not really a major factor. but looks like we'll have moisture coming in from the atlantic ocean, with a southeast wind or south wind. this front is going to be out to the east. a little more moisture. but ahead of it, milder air, southerly, or southeasterly flow. low pressure developing out of the midwest. dragged this front across our region. already some clouds building to the south. we'll see clouds tomorrow. maybe a little rain in the afternoon tomorrow night. not a lot of rain. just enough to mess up your clean car. and over the weekend, we'll have a lot of clouds, looks like milder temps, but a risk of scattered rain activity from
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time to time. kind of hard to pinpoint exactly. the cold air now, look at that, only 4 degrees up in western portions of alberta. really cold in canada. but most of the united states, not that bad at all. 45 in chicago. 38 up in boston. and in the 20s and teens, up across southern canada. 60s and 70s. mild, spring-like temps in the southeast. this high pressure is over us for the chilly air today. and tonight moves offshore. here comes milder air with the warm front. and most of the rain passing to our north. but this front again could give us more showers over the weekend. south winds, 5 to 10 knots. the bay temp around 47 degrees. cold front, increasing clouds. 31 to the mid- to upper 30s in the city. tomorrow afternoon, light rain expected at times. and in the afternoon and tomorrow night, not a lot of rain once again. but tomorrow, almost 10 degrees warmer. 52 degrees tomorrow. and milder this weekend. >> great. that's good. smile. that's happy. i'm happy. thank you, bob. still to come on eyewitness news tonight.
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weapon in school. i'm derek valcourt, with a story of what happened to some elementary school students and why parents are so upset. i'll explain coming up on eyew
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coming up next on wjz eyewitness news at 5:00. parents share their story with wjz. tying the knot on new year's day. i'm pat warren. coming up on eyewitness news, the city of baltimore issues marriage licenses to same-sex couples. >> good evening. i'm jessica kartalija. coming up at 5:00, we're live at the 41st annual lighting of the washington monument. plus, my exclusive interview with santa claus. that's all coming up on wjz.
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>> check in for more on these stories and all the day's breaking news. >> eyewitness news at 5:00 starts now. school bus bullying. a student threatens others with a bb gun. >> tonight, angry parents talk to wjz. >> hi, everybody. i'm mary bubala. >> i'm kai jackson. here's what people are talking about. >> some baltimore city school parents are fuming tonight, after they say that student took bullying to a dangerous level. wjz is live at arlington elementary school, where the bb gun was recovered. derek valcourt has more on what happened. >> reporter: they didn't know it was